India on alert over parcel bombs

November 3rd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India Wednesday sounded an alert at all air and sea ports to closely check all overseas shipments coming into the country following detection of two parcel bombs at Athens and London airports, and a third in Berlin.

Sources said that the union home ministry has directed the postal department to thoroughly check all parcels coming from Yemen and Somalia.

The alert follows last week’s discovery of the two parcels containing explosives on US-bound flights in London and Dubai, sent from Yemen.

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